Ofsted Report:

In August 2016 I was inspected by Ofsted, and I retained my grade of 'Good'.


You can read the full report online here!


Some of the highlights from the report:


"Children are very happy, and settle quickly. They receive lots of reassurance and praise, which helps them to feel confident and gain independence.They are helpful and kind, and demonstrate a good understanding of how to behave." 


"The childminder is very calm, and provides regular praise and reassurance to help children feel safe and secure."


"Children are happy and enjoy their time with the childminder. She is well qualified and uses her skills effectively to to provide good levels of challenge and support for children's learning. The childminder is fully involved in children's play."


"The childminder has a wide range of interesting toys and resources for the children to use."

"Children achieve well in readiness for the next stage in their learning. They are confident to explore and keen to learn."  

"Children benefit from the good quality care provided. The childminder evaluates her practise well, and enthusiastically makes continuous improvements.

The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the early years provision is good:

"The childminder continually reflects on her practice. She attends regular training to help her to make changes that positively improve outcomes for children. For example, she provides very good support for children's language development, utilising skills she has gained on training. Safeguarding is effective. The childminder has a good understanding of child protection procedures and knows how to respond to any concerns to help keep children safe. She provides support and guidance for her assistant and closely monitors her involvement with the children. The childminder regularly shares information with parents and involves them well in children's learning. For example, families are able to borrow resources from the childminder to further extend children's learning at home. The childminder links closely with other settings children attend, to help provide consistent support for their care and learning needs."


The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good:

"Children are happy and enjoy their time with the childminder. She is well qualified and uses her skills effectively to provide good levels of challenge and support for children's learning. For example, children show a deep understanding of the natural world as they talk about bees collecting nectar from the flowers. The childminder is fully involved in children's play. She frequently extends their learning through discussions and questions, such as asking children about the features of their favourite dinosaurs."

Personal development, behaviour and welfare are good:

"Children are very happy and settle quickly with the childminder. They receive lots of reassurance and praise, which helps them to feel confident and gain independence. They are helpful and kind, and demonstrate a good understanding of how to behave. Children learn about keeping healthy. For example, they help to plant, grow and harvest fruit and vegetables in the garden, encouraging an early interest in foods that are good for them. The childminder helps children to respect people's similarities and differences and consider the needs of others. For example, they participate in fundraising events and learn about helping people who are less fortunate than themselves."

Outcomes for children are good:

"Children achieve well in readiness for the next stage in their learning. They are confident to explore and keen to learn. They frequently use numbers during their games and activities, such as collecting the hen's eggs, increasing their early mathematical awareness. Older children think about fractions as they cut up the pretend pizza into halves or quarters, extending them further. Children are increasingly independent when managing their care needs. They show a strong sense of achievement as they complete tasks for themselves, such as putting on their own shoes to go outside to play."